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Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act is reauthorized

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act was reauthorized on July 31, 2018. This law increases access to employment opportunities for
President George H.W. Bush signing the American with Disabilities Act
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Celebrate the 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act!

ADA is a landmark civil rights law. It prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, education, housing,
Map of Unites States with states labelled in blue and green according to if an ABLE bill is signed and an ABLE program is open.
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An Update on ABLE Accounts

The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was signed into law on December 19, 2014. The ABLE Act amended the federal tax code to allow
Group of advocates standing below the North Dakota State Seal
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North Dakota becomes 48th state to require autism insurance coverage

This morning, North Dakota became the 48th state to require autism insurance coverage. North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread announced that
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Bill passed to delay implementation of Electronic Visit Verification

Autism Speaks supported legislation recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives that would delay the implementation of Electronic Visit
Autism Speaks partners with DNAStack to support MSSNG whole genome sequencing program
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DNAstack and Autism Speaks® Announce Collaboration

DNAstac, a software company that develops a cloud-based platform to manage, analyze and search genomic datasets, and Autism Speaks announced today a
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19th Anniversary of the Supreme Court's Olmstead Decision

In the 1999 case, Olmstead v. L.C., the Court held that unjustified segregation of persons with disabilities constitutes discrimination in violation
Autism Speaks research program
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Autism Speaks launches $1.5 million funding opportunity for treatment studies

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce $1.5 million in funding for two clinical trials evaluating new medical and behavioral therapies, with an emphasis
INSAR 2018 Annual Meeting in Rotterdam May 9-12
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Highlights from the 2018 meeting of the International Society for Autism Research May 9-12

Highlights from the 2018 meeting of the International Society for Autism Research
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Ready, Willing and Able to Work: How Small Businesses Empower People with Autism

Testifying today before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business, Autism Speaks President and CEO Angela Geiger addressed an area
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Georgia autism insurance mandate expanded to age twenty

Governor Deal has signed Senate Bill 118, which amends Ava's Law by increasing the limits on the coverage of applied behavior analysis to individuals
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Congressional Briefing on Law Enforcement Interactions with the Autism Community

On Thursday, April 26th, Autism Speaks hosted a briefing in coordination with the Congressional Coalition on Autism Research and Education to
Congressman Chris Smith, Autism Speaks President and CEO Angela Geiger and advocates standing in front of an Autism Speaks banner.
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Autism advocates gather in D.C. for 2018 Congressional Hill Day

Each year, Autism Speaks hosts a Hill Day and Congressional Briefing to increase understanding and acceptance of autism and raise awareness of autism
Science News

IACC announces top autism research advances of 2017

The U.S. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee annual list of top 20 studies includes 8 funded by Autism Speaks and/or its Autism Treatment

GameStop and Autism Speaks launch NXT Gen Coders program

It is estimated that by 2020, there will be more than one million open jobs in the computer coding industry. Computer programming and coding are
chart showing increasing prevalence of autism 2004-2018
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CDC increases estimate of autism’s prevalence by 15 percent, to 1 in 59 children

New CDC estimates increase autism rates by 15 percent to 1 in 59 children.
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